Gerunds and Infinitives
At the end of the lesson, the student will:
- Understand the difference between gerunds and infinitives
- Be able to identify gerunds and infinitives in a sentence
- Be able to use gerunds and infinitives appropriately in writing
Start the lesson by introducing the concepts of gerunds and infinitives. Explain that gerunds are the present participles of verbs that end in -ing, and infinitives are verbs that are preceded by the word “to.” Ask the student if they have any prior knowledge of the terms and discuss any questions they have.
Provide examples of gerunds and infinitives. Explain the difference between gerunds that are used as nouns and those that are used as adjectives. Demonstrate their use in a sentence.
Provide the student with a few sentences to identify gerunds and infinitives in. Give them time to work through the sentences and explain the answers afterwards.
Explain the importance of understanding gerunds and infinitives for use in written language. Make sure the student understands when to use each one in a sentence.
- Explained the concept of gerunds and infinitives
- Provided examples of gerunds and infinitives
- Gave the student practice sentences to identify gerunds and infinitives in
- Explained the importance of correctly using gerunds and infinitives in written language